The skinny on intermittent fasting
Before we get into the benefits of this diet, let’s discuss what intermittent fasting is. While it may seem like a hot new trend, the concept of intermittent fasting has been around for quite some time. In fact, going all the way back to prehistoric times (think hunters and gatherers), human bodies have been designed to go for long periods without consuming calories.
This form of dieting puts less emphasis on caloric intake, and more on controlling when you eat. For example, the 16/8 plan allows you to eat during eight hours of the day and fast for 16. Another fasting method is the 5:2 which limits your caloric intake on two non-consecutive days.